True South Dining Room at The Rees Hotel

The award-winning True South Dining Room at The Rees Hotel in Queenstown epitomises sophisticated elegant dining.

True South Dining Room at The Rees Hotel

Take a journey to one of Queenstown’s hottest restaurants on Lake Wakatipu and see why Executive Chef and rising culinary star, Ben Batterbury, has cultivated such a following. Guests are treated to experience a sense of surprise when they dine in the True South Dining Room – with something delicious, exciting and unexpected!

Adrienne Rewi of Frommers New Zealand Guide found it to be “an adventurous menu and visually stunning, and I for one think that “food as theatre” is a very important component of dining out”.

The genuine taste of the True South, pride in the region is expressed with a menu of dishes based strongly on local produce. Sourcing high quality suppliers south of Christchurch, buying local not only assures freshness and quality control, it reduces food miles and encourages sustainable practices.

You will also discover a private cellar of one of the most comprehensive collections of fine Bordeaux wines in the Southern Hemisphere, perfect for enjoying in the cosy ambience of the Bordeau Wine Lounge. The palate can be further delighted with a choice of the best wines from the different sub-regions of Central Otago, Emmerson’s ales from Dunedin, Mt Pisa mineral water, and delicious local fruit juices.

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